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city's brooklyn bridge last night. they want tighter gun laws in the country. several hundred people are said to have participated in the march. carrying candles, they stopped in the middle ever the bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. the school shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun control. legislators and the nra stood their ground on sunday morning talk shows. jessica doyle is here with the latest. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you, andrea. of course good morning to everybody at home. we definitely are seeing the drumbeat for tougher gun controls getting louder in the wake of course of newtown. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday. among many other places in the wake of this tragedy, but advocates for tougher laws are running head first into gun rights lawmakers as well as the national rifle association. that's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine
control laws. there were demonstrations outside a gun shop in a washington, d.c., suburb. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slautder innocent people and children is insane. >> it's made it one of the hottest selling items of this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2500, $2,700. >> the debate is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is with it. >> no, no, we do not want people with guns in our school. >> senator dianne feinstein plans to present a bill banning assault weapons when they reconvene. there was a ban in place from 1994 until 2004. >> it hasn't worked. dianne feinstein had her ban and columbine occurred. >> others point out there was also an armed guard at columbine. now, rather than c
in the wake of the new town shootings. but advocates for tough gun control laws are running head first into advocates for gun control, gun rights advocates as well as the national rifle association. in the meantime, though, that is not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california from possibly proposing new legislation, maybe as soon as next month that would tighten the gun control laws in america, possibly limiting which weapons can be sold and how many bullets can be housed within a magazine. she certainly has plenty of support from fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> reporter: also on the sunday talk shows, we saw the c.e.o. of the nra coming out dismissing calls for an assault weapons ban or limiting ammunitions. instead he is pushing for more police officers in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you that the american people think it's
, in the napa valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff debate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. for starters, the payroll tax break will end. social security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families are heartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin ban all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decadees, more than 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. when you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? >> i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little g
set to become legal in maryland next week now a new debate about discrimination laws regarding same sex marriage. >> scott broom was in annapolis where a trolley bus operator is getting out of the wedding business altogether. >> reporter: the discover annapolis trolley does not just have tourists, it does a good business with wedding parties as well as you can see on the website. but no more. operator matt grubs announced he will not do business with same sex couples on religious grounds and because it would be illegal he's decided to give up weddings altogether with mixed reactions from tourists. >> he stands for his beliefs. >> he might change his mind later on. >> reporter: grubs refused to do interviews but derek mccoy of the anti-gay marriage group maryland alliance calls this an unintended consequence of the law. >> there are consequences to it. >> reporter: what about a wedding photographer or a limo operator who didn't want to do business with african-american couples? what's the difference there? >> well, again, we're not talking about racial discrimination that divides the
lots of questions but a lot of it is based on misinformation. some of the laws they are going to change won't affect everybody. for instance, the 3.8 tax on the sale of a house. it will only affect people who have a huge gain on the sale of their house, and we have to explain that. >> i spoke a few weeks ago with alice, the former director of office of management and budget, and she said she did not think we would go over the fiscal cliff but she said if we did she thought it's a misnomer, that fiscal cliff is not really the right term. it would be more like a fiscal gentle slope because we wouldn't feel the effects of it, most taxpayers, immediately. do you agree or disagree? >> i agree a lot. the only problem, if they don't decide what they're going to do about to patch for the alternative minimum tax we won't be able to file our tax returns, because that's an actual form that has to be printed out and we can't print that until we know what goes on it, so it could hold up people's refunds. >> could be bad news. >> very bad for those getting refunds. >>> if you have questions log on to
law in the home of the united autoworkers astonishing. >> for the government too. >> astonishing for the autoworkers. >> eleanor? >> president obama's implementation of the dream act through an executive order. >> susan? >> i thought it was obama's class warfare during the election. it helped him win. >> clarence? and the obama campaign's ground game getting the campaign offices open out there. >> boldest political tactic to bet. to bet citizens setting themselves on fire by the scores, self-immoe lating to attract wavering world attention to what they see is china's repressive world. okay worst political scandal. pat? >> worst political scandal? i would say general petraeus and his girlfriends. >> really? >> well, i brought down -- look they almost brought down the entire central command down there in florida over with due respect two young ladies and it was a horrendous scandal and destroyed the career of one of the most famous american generals of the 21st century. >> conduct unbecoming a gentleman. >> what he said. go ahead eleanor. >> i have to agree but i must say i'm waiti
, were to private sell from person to person is actually very safe. because i've got so much law enforcement here, nobody's dumb enough to try to break the law on a person to person sale. >> issue, two. >> ban assault weapons now. >> reporter: she says a ban won't work. >> criminal and crazy people do not follow the law. >> reporter: the one thing both sides agree on is their right to bear and sell arms for one and for the other the right to gather and to be heard. >> all you have to do is go to the dulles expo center. >> reporter: debra alfarone, 9 news. >>> still ahead, why do redskins fans hate those darn cowboys so very much? the top five reasons in tonight's let's be real. >>> and up next, we go along with the cops as they cruise area roads cracking down on those drunk drivers. their goal, keep you safe in the holiday season. >>> and if you got yourself a new tablet over these holidays, you'll want to download our brand-new 9 news app. it's your link to the latest news and weather. it works on several kinds of tablets including the ipad and kindle fire. log on to itunes, dow
weapons and make money. >> reporter: and adopt meaningful gun control laws. >> we seem to honor the caliber of our weapon instead of the caliber of our character. >> reporter: the bishop of the cath like diocese of one spirit led a group of protesters outside of a firearms store, nova firearms, calling for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the wake of the blooding shootings at sandy hook elementary school. >> to allow these type of guns that have no purpose other than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: chuck disagrees, fearing the slippery slope toward a more comprehensive gun ban. >> what's after that, semiautomatic handguns. >> reporter: the chief firearms instructor, he says despite the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, he remains adamantly opposed to an assault weapons ban. >> i disagree with that. >> reporter: saying law-abiding americans should be allowed to carry virtually any gun they please. >> why do we have to limit or restrict the sale of so-called assault rifle or semiautomatic rifles. >> reporter: today's
't need new laws. chip reid is in washington with that story. good morning. >> good morning, jeff. the national rifle association was silent in the days following the tragedy in newtown. now it's speaking out and reigniting an explosive debate over gun control. the nra says it will not budge from its long-time opposition to gun control, insisting that the only thing that will stop school shootings is armed guards. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and arms security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. added that banning particular guns simply doesn't work. >> we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. it was allowed to expire. studies say it made no difference. so if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk about them. but first let's talk about protecting our kids. >>> the full court press comes from those who are showing an openness to change. democratic senator mark warner of vi
's the only one with a pen who can sign into law something. and he ought to be very involved with making sure he gets something he will sign that will pass both a republican controlled house and a democrat controlled senate. >> senator, i mean there's been a lot of finger pointing and we even been hearing this for some time now and think a lot of people are looking for some kind of a deal and agreement. there are, in fact, 535 of you down there. senator joe man shin, the democratic senator of west virginia says something's gone terribly wrong when the threat to our american economy is the american congress we know there's a recession looming here if this doesn't get done. why isn't it getting done? >> i agree. i would say to harry reid bring a bill to the floor of the senate and let's start voting. quit trying to cut deals behind closed doors. get to the floor of the senate. let the american people see the discussion. but as your opening report said this morning on this show, it seems like the president is handcuffing harry reid from bringing a bill to the floor now. the president i believe i
that can be done to strengthen gun laws. but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: that gun show started today. it goes for the next couple of days. as you can see it is a pretty big event. in chantilly, virginia, debra alfarone, 9news. >> educators from all over the state of utah gathered in one room all wondering if a gun in a classroom might be a good idea. the utah shooting sports council and op gary provided a free concealed weapons course. they think it might be a game change tore keep kids safe. >> they say not to fight fire with fire, but i'm thinking that might be a good thing. >> when the gunman comes into the classroom, they have that one extra option of besides diving in front of the kids, and taking the bullet. >> a couple of teachers said they attended the meeting just to toy with the idea. they're not sure they're completely ready to arm themselves just yet. >>> one furry sea lion might be called the neil armstrong
be done to strengthen gun laws, but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> derek. earlier you were talking about a confrontation. there were a couple of confrontations between protesters and gun enthusiasts. for now, live in chantilly, virginia, deb deposit, 9news. >>> coming up at 7:00 we'll tell you how the newtown massacre has teachers thinking about arming themselves. we'll have all of that story and much more on 9news at 7:00. >>> still ahead, how your neighborhoods are preparing for this weekend's snow. >>> and right after the break, find out what happens when airport screeners find nearly $400,000 worth of heroin in a woman's suitcase. stay with us, we'll be right back. >>> a woman from ghana is behind bars accused of trying to smuggle 11 pounds of heroin. the drugs were allegedly found in her suit case. tonight she is facing federal charges. >>> lots more ahead on 9news. >> reporter: i'm scott broom with highway crews ramping up for som
minute. >> we're now at the point where in just a couple of days, the law says that every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paycheck will get a lot smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. >> divided government is a good time to solve hard problems. in the next few days, leaders in washington have an important responsibility to work together to do just that. >> congressional leaders could present legislation to senators as early as tomorrow with a vote possible on sunday or monday. >>> coming up on 9 news -- ♪ [music] ♪ a local music legend dies. we'll have a look back at the career of mike aldredge. >>> welcome back, everybody. local blue grass music legend mike aldredch has died of cancer. he would have been 74 tomorrow. ♪ [music] ♪ he was a founding member of the group "the seldom seen." he also toured with performers like lyle lovett and amy lou harris. he played the get car known as a dobro. >> it was a way of amplifying mechanically of the guitar before the invention of the electric guitar. there's an aircraft aluminum resonator insi
in connecticut that left 20 children dead. >> i think they are afraid something will happen with the gun laws to make it impossible or very difficult for them to purchase firearms or cost prohibitive. in other words two expensive. >> reporter: there is such a demand for guns and ammunition. >> this is the highest we have ever seen it. >> reporter: elliott says one ammunition dealer paid for a table at the show but ended up canceling because they had no ammunition to sell. mer lip scales owns rabbit ridge enterprises and he says he has seen more first time gun buyers. scales is struggling to keep certain types of weapons in stock like those with high capacity magazines. that makes sense to him with lawmakers like diane feinstein in california promising to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limiting the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold. no millions of smokers are resolving to kick the habit, just like they do, they are trying to do it again in 2013. the cdc estimates less than 10% will end up being successful at it. doctors say it takes the average smoker five or six times be
sign it into law. randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> that process could take a couple of days but lawmakers say it could be made retroactive but no matter what kind of deal is made, your paycheck will likely shrink in 2013. jessica doyle with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: whether or not you think congress can pull off some sort of fiscal cliff compromise before major economic fallout sets in, there's one thing you need to be prepared for, for many of you, your paycheck will go down in the new year. here's why. the payroll tax was cut by two percentage points over the last two years to give the economy a little nudge. experts say that tax holiday is coming to an end and the small tax break adds up big over the course of a year. the center on budget and policy priorities says it's about $100 billion that will come out of our paychecks and go to the tax man. goldman sachs says that ending the tax holiday would shave 0.6 percentage points off economic growth next year which is not predicted to be all that strong anyway and here's the impact on you. let's say you mak
to pass the measure before the president can sign into it law. randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> even if it takes a few days to finish lawmakers say the cuts will be made retroactively but for federal employees they could go to work on wednesday not knowing if they will be sent home. if those automatic spending cuts kick in, there might not be enough money to run their agencies. kristen. >> reporter: the words that i keep hearing over and over are us from straight and confused. people are very frustrated with all this uncertainty, congress, and even the phrase fiscal cliff. at the same time people are confused and very concerned about what going over the cliff is going to mean for them. earlier i was at the president's press conference. when he started speaking, everyone stopped what they were doing. we're talk dozens of people. here they are on pennsylvania avenue in between the white house and capitol hill, and they were hoping to hear the president say, we got a deal. instead, all they heard was a deal is within sight. >> reporter: did you hear what you wanted to hear from
existing gun laws are enough, status quo didn't pass as a father. >> reporter: while others say the answer is not gun control but armed police officers in the school. >> it's the one thing that will keep people safe and the nra will try to do that. >> reporter: they continue to be met with fierce opposition. new york senator charms schumer today -- charles schumer today said trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like talking about lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> the company which calls itself the world's largest arm supplier said it sold three and a half years worth of ammunition magazines in just three days. the ar15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the models used in the newtown shootings. >>> with time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff, democrats and republicans have left the capital for home. for the majority of the country, that means we are going over that cliff. president obama is in hawaii for christmas with his family. before he left he urged congress to adopt a stopgap measure to prevent taxes from ris
the students. >>> a number of gay couples married in maine early this morning celebrating the new law there that went into effect at midnight. voters in the state approved gay marriage in november and maine becomes the third state to approve the law by popular vote. voters have put the law into effect already in washington state and maryland will recognize the law on new year's day. >>> and people in nepal love elephants. hundreds turned out on friday for nepal's ninth annual elephant festival which including watching them play soccer. organizers insist el familiarities have learn houd to play the game and they're not being directed by the jockey. either way, one took the other toughing to toughing winning 6-0. >> they play soccer better than i do. >> i'm impressed. >>> it's about six minutes after the hour. time now for another check of the weather with jeff berardelli of our miami station wfor. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, guys. we're talking about a big snow starm in parts of the northeast. let's take a look at the radar and satellite. heavy rain i
into trouble with the law on both coasts in addition to slamming her porsche into the back of a truck in santa monica, she was charged with hitting a woman in a new york nightclub. >>> demi moore reportedly suffered a breakdown in january following her split be ashton kutcher. who's now dating a younger actress mila kunis. tom cruise and katie holmes went through a quick divorce. twilight light co-stars robert pattinson broke up with kristen stewart but they were back together for the premiere of the final pricey. anne hathaway walked down the aisle in 2012 fresh off playing cat woman in "the dark knight rises" she tied the knot. blake lively married ryan reynolds and jessica biel married justin timberlake. brad hit finally popped the question to the mother of his six kids angelina jolie. his exjennifer aniston also got engaged. some of biggest names in music and movies delivered a baby boom. they all had babies this year. ♪ on the music scene, taylor swift was the grammy's golden girl while the grammy's snubbed south korean superstar psy his hit "gangnam style" sur passed justin bieber's "b
: it that's. because the deadline is approaching. it cannot reasonably ignore the law, and misapplying. so it is now preparing to send out a variety of notices to federal contractors, the contract is suspended or canceled. or to tell various agency the-- the t.s.a., f.a.a., all through the federal government, lay people off, this is real, because they seaport negotiations are not getting anywhere near a deal and they have to prepare for the cutting side of the fiscal cliff, not just the taxes. >> o'donnell: and, nancy, if there is no deal, what happens next on monday? >> reporter: essentially we move to plan b, where senates democrat introduce their own plan in the senate that caps the bush tax cuts ap at $250,000 or less, extends long-term unemployment benefits, maybe imposing spending cuts to push off the sequester for six months or a year and we see if the republicans allow a straight up-or-down votes that only requires 50 senators to vote yes or if we have to go to a 60-vote threshold. democrats think they can get the seven republicans they need-- they think they might be able to get u
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